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Undergraduate Bulletin 2004-2005

School of Public Health


Peter J. Levin

Associate Dean

Nancy Alfred Persily

Health Policy, Management & Behavior Faculty

Distinguished Professor & Department Chair

Edward Hannan, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts

Associate Professor

Diane Dewar, Ph.D.
University at Albany, SUNY

Mary Gallant, M.P.H., Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Timothy Hoff, Ph.D.

University at Albany, SUNY

Assistant Professors

J Mary Applegate, M.D.
John Hopkins University

Janine Jurkowski, M.P.H., Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Kristen Krahnstoever Davison, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University

Jennifer Marguiello, M.P.H, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Shadi Saleh, Ph.D.
University of Iowa

Benjamin Shaw, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Wendy Weller, Ph.D.
John Hopkins University

Yuchi Young, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University


Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical health through organized community efforts. It is focused on protecting populations from disease and injuries.

The University at Albany and the New York State Department of Health have entered into a formal arrangement to administer cooperatively the School of Public Health and to offer graduate and professional programs in Health Policy, Management & Behavior, Biomedical Sciences, Biometry, Environmental Health & Toxicology, and Epidemiology. Undergraduate students interested in graduate study should contact our Office of Student Affairs at (518) 402-0283.

The Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior at the School of Public Health has developed exciting joint study opportunities for undergraduate economics, sociology, and psychology majors. Students majoring in these areas can earn an undergraduate degree along with a masters degree in 5 years of full-time study, including the summer prior to the fifth year. Interested undergraduates are encouraged to contact Health Policy, Management & Behavior at (see above for list of key faculty) (518) 402-0333 for more information.

The undergraduate courses H Sph 101 and H Epi 460 offered by the School of Public Health are considered “liberal arts and sciences” courses for the purposes of meeting B.A. and B.S. degree requirements.

Courses in the School of Public Health are preceded by the school’s letter H.




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